The Winchester Municipal Utilities Commission is closing in on approving a privilege-fee policy and hopes to discuss final changes to the policy tonight before voting on approval.
The policy clarifies WMU's actions when dealing with a privilege free agreement.
The privilege fee had a first reading in November, 2011, but has been clarified and adjusted since.
The policy could see more changes before it finally comes before the fiscal court and city commission, but the WMU Commission hopes the version it sees tonight will be the final edit.
A privilege fee agreement saves WMU from future headaches when a developer moves into an area and runs utility lines that could be insufficient when more developers move into the same area.
The PFA allows developers to agree up front whether to participate in the constructions of sewer projects.
They would pay a fee dependent on the amount of acreage owned, including interest.
Those wishing to connect to the line after the initial project would pay a fee based on the development costs up to that point.
The board will also consider the purchase of a new solid waste collection vehicle and an agreement with Marathon to withdraw water, among other items.
Contact Casey Castle ccastle@winchestersun.